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Known to be the toughest 50K in the USA – this course has a total of 11,400 feet of elevation gain. A series of climbs brings runners breathtaking views at the summit of Snowbird, Baldy and Hidden Peak.

Race Category


Running Stones


Finals Access


49.8 KM

Elevation Gain

3474 M+

Start Date

Saturday 20th July 2024

Race Start

Snowbird Center Plaza Area - 06:30

Max Allowed Race Time

13 Hours



Course Description

Course Description

Starting at the Snowbird Center runners have a slightly downhill start on service road to a 600’ climb to the first singletrack section before climbing up “Chips Switchbacks”. A steep half mile climb. Three more climbs and descents to the summit of Snowbird at 11,000’ to the first aid station. Leaving Hidden Peak, a 4 mile descent on rocky singletrack and ATV trail, brings us to the lowest point at Dutch Flat. From Dutch Flat, a 3 mile climb to the “Waterpipe” aid (water only). Only 1.4 miles to the “Mineral Basin Aid” at mile 19. Leaving Mineral Basin, a 2000’ climb in only 1.8 miles to the summit of Baldy, then across Baldy Ridge to the “Tunnel Aid Station” at mile 22.5. Once leaving the Tunnel, a fast descent on service road leads to the final climb up the “Cirque” ridge back to the Hidden Peak aid station. Final descent is almost all downhill with a few “bumps” along the way. Race finishes at the Snowbird Center on the Plaza Deck.

Mandatory Gear

  • Minimum water supply - 1 liter of hydration capacity
  • Light wind jacket - due to existing winter conditions still present

Recommended Gear

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Ability to carry 1 liter of hydration capacity
  • Cell phone with international plan

Music: Listening to music using earphones only, is tolerated, so long as it is safe to do so. Any earphones MUST be removed when crossing any roads, as well as on approach to, and whist at, any checkpoints and when approaching and passing any Safety Team members.

Aid Station Chart

Learn more about each Aid Station, elevation gain and loss, cut-off times, and where drop bags and crew are allowed on course

Cut Off Time

  • Hidden Peak 1 = 10:10 AM
  • Mineral Basin = 1:45 PM
  • Tunnel = 3:20 PM
  • Hidden Peak 2 = 5:15 PM

50K Prize Purse $7000

  • 1st $2000
  • 2nd $1000
  • 3rd $500

Male and Female